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The Lahn is a European river course, tributary of the Rhine, which runs through Germany, specifically the federated states of North Rhine-Westphalia, Hesse and Rhineland-Palatinate.
Its course starts at a summit called Ederkopf (628 meters above sea level) of the Rothaargebirge mountain range (Sauerland). From there it travels 242 kilometers in a very winding course to the southwest, to finally flow into the Rhine at Lahnstein, near Koblenz.
Among others, it passes through the cities of Marburg, Gießen, Wetzlar, Weilburg, Limburg, Nassau and Bad Ems.
Although part of its course is regulated by locks, nowadays river traffic is reduced practically only to sports and recreational navigation.
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Lahneck Fortress is a 13th-century castle in Lahnstein, Germany, on the banks of the Rhine River in front of Stolzenfels Castle (near the city of Koblenz). It is located on a steep rock that stands forward at the mouth of the river Lahn (tributary of the Rhine) and shows in its plane a symmetry (longitudinal rectangle) that is typical of the ancient fortresses of the time of the Staufer. The pentagonal plan of the tower is rare in the construction of fortresses.
Lahneck is known for the death of Idilia Dubb of Edinburgh in June 1851. On her family vacation accompanying her parents, brother and sister on a trip through Germany, the 17-year-old girl climbed the tower of Lahneck Castle and surprisingly the rotten wooden ladder collapsed behind her. No one heard their cries and cries at the top of the tower, because it was surrounded by an impassable wall 3 meters high. The last sentence of his diary reads like this: All I know is that there is no hope for me. My death is certain. ... Father of heaven, have mercy on my soul (drawn with two hearts). It was found years later in 1860; his diary was discovered weeks later hidden in the walls of the tower.
The castle is presented in Gene Garrison's account of the crossing of the Rhine by the 3rd American Infantry Division on the morning of March 25, 1945. The story is found in chapter 14 of Gene Garrison's Unless Victory Comes book and Patrick Gilbert, published in 2004.
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Lahnstein is a municipality located in the district of Rhine-Lahn, in the federated state of Rhineland-Palatinate (Germany). Its estimated population at the end of 2016 was 18 068 inhabitants.
It is located east of the state, near the Lahn and Rhine rivers, and the border with the state of Hesse.